Wednesday, October 3, 2007

The Calm Before the Storm


OK, guys. So the comeback story is finally hitting the rest of the media. As I type this, Neil Best's article is the front page, top headline, red print, on Drudge Report. (Congrats to Neil!)


This, right now, is the calm before the storm. Depending on when Citadel officially announces its new contract, there is going to be a huge, huge, media blitz.


There's one problem with this. First off, we're going to see a lot of Mr. Brawley and Mr. Hymietown. Then we're going to have to read their online counterparts. I'm hoping that I won't get a lot of comments like "DNO IMUS IZ TEH RASIST!!!!!111!!!," but it may happen.


Even worse, we're going to have to hear all these pundits compare Don Imus' actions to the Holocaust, how he singlehandedly erased all of Susan B. Anthony's work, how every time he sneezes a black person gets shot, etc. (Seriously, hearing accusations like those was like hearing a twisted version of the "Chuck Norris Facts.")


But consider all this an act of contrition - it's something we're inevitably going to have to endure before we get the gang back. It's either this, or it's having him come back to the airwaves with no media attention at all. And who wants that?


So get your patience, your smile, your gumption, your debating skills, and your snarky sense of humor in gear. Those tools are what will keep you sane during the oncoming wave of ignorance. Just remember that at least there will be a party afterwards.

5 comments:

Al said...

I just hope we don't have to hear Imus do any more apologies...

It's cringe time when Imus does 'serious' apologies....

imusfan said...

college girl,
I agree we need to definitely gear up for the negative blitz that will happen, but here's what I hope it will be like: There will be huge media attention in an attempt to stir up trouble and of course NHH will be repeated endlessly - and there will be a lack of reaction because we have worn them down, and besides they're embarrassed about their overreactions in the first place.

Pols and people who want to hype books and music will fall all over themselves talking about how they didn't think Imus should have been fired and they want to be on his show etc.

One can hope. I suspect the rabble-rousers will be ones with no cred anyway, and certainly were not viewers in the first place - so hopefully sponsors will ignore them.

laree said...

College Girl,

Rev Al Sharpton for one has his own problems, they are looking into his NAN, and then there is the probe going on in New York City right now. Also alot of those folks, that called for Imus to be fired were part of the New Jersey 11 who got arrested last month. If there is too big a stink, look for alot of people having their skeletons drug out of their respective closets. People in Glass Houses shouldn't throw stones.

http://www.nypost.com/seven/10032007/news/regionalnews/union__probe_rev__al.htm

Al said...

Al Sharpton has ALWAYS had his own problems...Sharpton's middle name should be 'Problems'..

Imus should just ignore Sharpton this time...

Imus has the advertisers back on his side, so maybe Imus should just let the advertisers deal with the Sharpton's of the world...

CollegeGirl said...

Imusfan, I really hope that your assessment comes true. It's definitely plausible...and it would be almost perfect.

And Laree, I'm glad to see that article about Al Sharpton. It's good that people are finally looking into some of his scams.

Al, I'm pretty sure that when Imus comes back, the only times he won't ignore Sharpton are when he lampoons Sharpton. :-)